ZNYX Networks Debuts Extensible Managed Switch for Embedded Ethernet On CompactPCI Chassis

ZX4500P With OpenArchitect Gives Telco OEMs Benefits of New PICMG

2.16 Packet-Switching Backplane Standard and Management Interface



Oct 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from ZNYX Networks, Inc.

    ATLANTA, FALL 2001 VON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ZNYX Networks, the leading
 global provider of embedded high-availability Ethernet for CarrierClass(TM)
 systems, today announced the ZX4500P with OpenArchitect -- an extensible
 managed switch for the embedded Ethernet environment defined by the new
 PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI Packet Switched Backplane (CPSB) standard.  The switch
 enables high availability telco applications with line-rate performance in
 CPSB-based chassis.  It also eases and enhances remote manageability by
 incorporating the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standard.
 VON attendees can see the ZX4500P with OpenArchitect in the ZNYX Networks
 booth 506.
     The ZX4500P is the CPSB-specific version of the ZX4500, which is an
 extensible managed switch for the standard CompactPCI chassis.  The
 OpenArchitect environment provides the system and IP protocol software for
 both switches.  Configuration scripts and switching applications developed for
 the ZX4500's OpenArchitect environment will immediately execute on the
 ZX4500P's OpenArchitect environment.
     "We are announcing the next member in a family of standards-based embedded
 Ethernet switches for telco OEMs and system integrators," said Connie Austin,
 president and CEO of ZNYX Networks.  "The family of managed and unmanaged
 switches allow OEM solutions to displace proprietary system designs with
 standard components -- lowering costs and speeding time-to-market."
     The ZX4500P is flexible, providing many switching options for
 PICMG 2.16-compliant chassis.  The primary use is populating the switch fabric
 slots to provide embedded Ethernet functionality for the chassis.  Multiple
 ZX4500Ps, in combination with rear transition modules, can also be used in
 node slots to provide Ethernet ports for rack area switching.
     The ZX4500P supports the new Intelligent Platform Management Interface
 (IPMI) manageability standard, which defines message-based interfaces for
 monitoring the physical health characteristics of devices.  The switch will
 provide operational status information to an IPMI management application.  End
 customers benefit with advanced notice of potential problems.
     The ZX4500P also implements the Media Dependent Interface called Auto
 MDI-X.  This IEEE standard technology makes cabling -- especially between
 switches -- faster and less error prone.
 
     ZX4500P With OpenArchitect Provides Advanced Switching Capabilities
     The ZX4500P with OpenArchitect is an extensible managed-switch for the
 telecommunication market.  Equipment manufacturers and systems integrators
 embed one or more ZX4500Ps into their PICMG 2.16-based CompactPCI system
 chassis to provide CarrierClass, line-rate Ethernet switching between
 application subsystems on node cards or external Ethernet links.  A broad
 range of "out-of-the-box" protocols, provided by the OpenArchitect
 environment, are available to establish routing, control and management
 policies.  Integrators can easily implement other protocols to meet their
 application needs.
     The ZX4500P with OpenArchitect combines the performance of a silicon-based
 switching fabric with flexibility of software-managed routing policies.  The
 switching fabric component integrates 24 10/100-Mbit Ethernet ports and dual
 1-gigabit Ethernet ports.  The switching fabric maintains the forwarding table
 on silicon, providing the capability to filter and forward 6.6 million packets
 per second -- full line rate performance on every port.
     The OpenArchitect software component -- Linux, IP protocol stack, control
 applications and the OA Engine -- runs on an embedded microprocessor.
 OpenArchitect provides extensive protocols such as Spanning tree, VLAN, OSPF,
 VRRP and QoS.  OpenArchitect enables rapid porting of other UNIX/Linux-based
 protocols, including open source RFCs.  It also enables the development of
 application-specific routing programs.
     The OA Engine is the bridge between the software environment and high
 performance switch fabric.  The engine transparently moves Layer 3 through 7
 routing policies, determined by UNIX-based IP protocols, to the switch
 fabric's forwarding table.  This bridge enables line rate packet switching,
 executed on silicon, which is managed by open source routing protocols -- a
 quick time-to-market, feature-rich protocol set.
 
     About ZNYX Networks
     ZNYX Networks is the leading global provider of high-availability embedded
 Ethernet solutions for CarrierClass(TM) systems.  Equipment manufacturers and
 system integrators use ZNYX Networks technologies to create next-generation
 solution with high-availability, high-performance and strict compliance to
 telecommunications standards.  The ZNYX Networks family of products and
 services provide design engineers with pre-built and pre-tested embedded
 network and switch solutions that provide significant "time to market"
 advantages.
     Privately held, ZNYX Networks is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with
 advanced research centers in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Ottawa, Canada.
 Sales and professional service offices are in North America, Europe and Asia.
 For more information, see www.znyx.com or e-mail sales@znyx.com.
 
     NOTE:  OpenArchitect(TM) and CarrierClass(TM) are trademarks of
 ZNYX Networks, Inc.  Other company or product names may be trademarks of their
 respective holders.
 
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    ATLANTA, FALL 2001 VON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ZNYX Networks, the leading
 global provider of embedded high-availability Ethernet for CarrierClass(TM)
 systems, today announced the ZX4500P with OpenArchitect -- an extensible
 managed switch for the embedded Ethernet environment defined by the new
 PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI Packet Switched Backplane (CPSB) standard.  The switch
 enables high availability telco applications with line-rate performance in
 CPSB-based chassis.  It also eases and enhances remote manageability by
 incorporating the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standard.
 VON attendees can see the ZX4500P with OpenArchitect in the ZNYX Networks
 booth 506.
     The ZX4500P is the CPSB-specific version of the ZX4500, which is an
 extensible managed switch for the standard CompactPCI chassis.  The
 OpenArchitect environment provides the system and IP protocol software for
 both switches.  Configuration scripts and switching applications developed for
 the ZX4500's OpenArchitect environment will immediately execute on the
 ZX4500P's OpenArchitect environment.
     "We are announcing the next member in a family of standards-based embedded
 Ethernet switches for telco OEMs and system integrators," said Connie Austin,
 president and CEO of ZNYX Networks.  "The family of managed and unmanaged
 switches allow OEM solutions to displace proprietary system designs with
 standard components -- lowering costs and speeding time-to-market."
     The ZX4500P is flexible, providing many switching options for
 PICMG 2.16-compliant chassis.  The primary use is populating the switch fabric
 slots to provide embedded Ethernet functionality for the chassis.  Multiple
 ZX4500Ps, in combination with rear transition modules, can also be used in
 node slots to provide Ethernet ports for rack area switching.
     The ZX4500P supports the new Intelligent Platform Management Interface
 (IPMI) manageability standard, which defines message-based interfaces for
 monitoring the physical health characteristics of devices.  The switch will
 provide operational status information to an IPMI management application.  End
 customers benefit with advanced notice of potential problems.
     The ZX4500P also implements the Media Dependent Interface called Auto
 MDI-X.  This IEEE standard technology makes cabling -- especially between
 switches -- faster and less error prone.
 
     ZX4500P With OpenArchitect Provides Advanced Switching Capabilities
     The ZX4500P with OpenArchitect is an extensible managed-switch for the
 telecommunication market.  Equipment manufacturers and systems integrators
 embed one or more ZX4500Ps into their PICMG 2.16-based CompactPCI system
 chassis to provide CarrierClass, line-rate Ethernet switching between
 application subsystems on node cards or external Ethernet links.  A broad
 range of "out-of-the-box" protocols, provided by the OpenArchitect
 environment, are available to establish routing, control and management
 policies.  Integrators can easily implement other protocols to meet their
 application needs.
     The ZX4500P with OpenArchitect combines the performance of a silicon-based
 switching fabric with flexibility of software-managed routing policies.  The
 switching fabric component integrates 24 10/100-Mbit Ethernet ports and dual
 1-gigabit Ethernet ports.  The switching fabric maintains the forwarding table
 on silicon, providing the capability to filter and forward 6.6 million packets
 per second -- full line rate performance on every port.
     The OpenArchitect software component -- Linux, IP protocol stack, control
 applications and the OA Engine -- runs on an embedded microprocessor.
 OpenArchitect provides extensive protocols such as Spanning tree, VLAN, OSPF,
 VRRP and QoS.  OpenArchitect enables rapid porting of other UNIX/Linux-based
 protocols, including open source RFCs.  It also enables the development of
 application-specific routing programs.
     The OA Engine is the bridge between the software environment and high
 performance switch fabric.  The engine transparently moves Layer 3 through 7
 routing policies, determined by UNIX-based IP protocols, to the switch
 fabric's forwarding table.  This bridge enables line rate packet switching,
 executed on silicon, which is managed by open source routing protocols -- a
 quick time-to-market, feature-rich protocol set.
 
     About ZNYX Networks
     ZNYX Networks is the leading global provider of high-availability embedded
 Ethernet solutions for CarrierClass(TM) systems.  Equipment manufacturers and
 system integrators use ZNYX Networks technologies to create next-generation
 solution with high-availability, high-performance and strict compliance to
 telecommunications standards.  The ZNYX Networks family of products and
 services provide design engineers with pre-built and pre-tested embedded
 network and switch solutions that provide significant "time to market"
 advantages.
     Privately held, ZNYX Networks is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with
 advanced research centers in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Ottawa, Canada.
 Sales and professional service offices are in North America, Europe and Asia.
 For more information, see www.znyx.com or e-mail sales@znyx.com.
 
     NOTE:  OpenArchitect(TM) and CarrierClass(TM) are trademarks of
 ZNYX Networks, Inc.  Other company or product names may be trademarks of their
 respective holders.
 
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